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D3 Coupe Race - Buena Park Raceway, Kingleman track 10-20-2007
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D3 Coupe Race field of 12 entries. Here's a look at the latest chassis designs for a flat, short track (BPR Kingleman) and added horsepower (D3 TSR, Falcon VII).


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Keith Tanaka drove this many time wall blasted/destroyed/rebuilt Steube chassis - it stills handles good! On the right, Tore Anderson's tried and true timeless chassis was ready to terrorize the competition again.


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Oscar Morales' car on the left (John Cukras chassis), on the right John Cukras' car (Cukras chassis)


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Ryan Miller's car on the left (Miller chassis), Mike Steube's car on the right (Steube chassis)


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Kyle Matthes car on the left (Dennis Samson chassis), Doug Matthes car on the right (Gorski chassis)


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On the left John Sinz car (Sinz chassis), on the right Paul Sterrett's car (Sterrett chassis)


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Yoshi Akiyama's car on the left (Steube chassis), on the right Pete Zimmerman's car (Zimmerman chassis)


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D3 Coupe Concours podium, L-R, Yoshi Akiyama 2nd, John Tore Anderson 1st (Warmack body), Paul Sterrett 3rd


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D3 Coupe race, Concours podium, L-R, Yoshi Akiyama 2nd, Tore Anderson (Bryan Warmack body) 1st, Paul Sterrett 3rd


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D3 Coupe race qualifying results


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D3 Coupe "B" Main field


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D3 Coupe race "B" Main racers, L-R, John Sinz, Doug Matthes, Oscar Morales, Pete Zimmerman, Ryan Miller, Kyle Matthes


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"B" Main race ready to start!


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D3 Coupe "B" Main race results. Doug's 3.238 sec lap was a "rider" lap.


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D3 Coupe "B" Main: L-R, Ryan Miller 2nd, Doug Matthes 1st, Pete Zimmerman 3rd


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D3 Coupe "A" Main field


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D3 Coupe "A" Main racers, L-R, John Tore Anderson, John Cukras, Yoshi Akiyama, Paul Sterrett, Keith Tanaka, Mike Steube


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D3 Coupe "A" Main race results. Tanaka's 3.129 sec lap was a "rider" lap.


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D3 Coupe "A" Main podium, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, John Tore Anderson 1st, Mike Steube 3rd. What is Tore holding in his left hand, "Joint Juice"? Nah, couldn't be.


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D3 Coupe "A" Main podium cars, L-R, Paul Sterrett 2nd, John Tore Anderson 1st, Mike Steube 3rd


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Paul Sterrett's 2nd place car (Sterrett chassis)


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Paul's chassis is more conventional than his usual brass pan cars.


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Close up of Sterrett chassis front end. Paul uses brass angle for the motor mounts.


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Paul prefers using metal gears. GT-1 bevel pinion and Sonic drag racing crown gears.


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Mike Steube's 3rd place car (Steube chassis)


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This is Mike's latest Kingleman/flat track design. It's a shorter wheelbase (3 3/4") than the traditional Steube chassis.


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Front end view of Mike's latest design.


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Mike's latest is a more traditional style chassis


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John Tore Anderson's winning car (Anderson chassis)


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Tore's car has won many D3 races at BPR with this chassis design


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Front end close up view of Tore's winning chassis. Note use of motor clips to provide soldering lead wires without overheating the motor brush leads.


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Tore prefers GT-1 bevel pinion and Parma crown gears. JK Chem rear tires.


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Tore wanted to show off his new coupe body


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Close up of Tore's coupe body


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Tore's new Joint Juice is not what you think. It has Glucosamine, good for the arthritic joints in his controller hand.


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Coupe "B" Main race results chart. Lane by lane comparision of each racer's performance.


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Coupe "A" Main race results chart. Lane by lane comparison shows how each racer performed compared to each other on the same lanes.